So Mr. Brown resigns from FEMA and a sucessor is placed in his position.

Hmm funny thing how everything in life is sort of like the trades.

DYI for HVAC usually = a disaster or worse
DYI for major electrical = usually a problem or worse
DYI for FEMA = people are hurt and die

Gubberment needs to put people in these critical jobs that have a strong and hands on background in what they do. I think Mr. Brown was going to be a scapegoat. Maybe some of the higher ups need to follow the guy out the door.